Action Alert: Proposed Increase to CPA License Fees

CTCPA Executive Director Bonnie Stewart testified before the General Law Committee on February 19 to express our opposition to the bill.

Read Bonnie’s written testimony and submitted follow-up information.

Video courtesy of CT Public Affairs Network, Inc.

Proposed Senate Bill No. 9, An Act Adjusting Fees for Occupational Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations, would "reduce all existing fees for initial occupational licenses, certifications, and registrations by 75 percent and increase existing fees for renewals of such licenses, certifications, and registrations to account for the lost revenue."

As the chart below shows, at $565 annually, Connecticut CPAs already pay nearly six times the national average in license fees.

It is imperative that you contact your legislators either personally or through our VoterVoice Advocacy Center and tell them "do not increase the CPA license fee."  We've put together a number of bullet points to help support your argument; the more you can personalize your passion, though, the more effective your argument will be. Tell your legislators exactly how the proposal will affect YOU and YOUR company, family, etc.

Thank you for your support as we work to protect the profession,
Bonnie Stewart, Executive Director